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Survivors mark 74th anniversary of attack on Pearl Harbor

HONOLULU A handful of aging U.S. military veterans who survived the surprise Japanese bombing raid that drew the United States into Planet War Two marked the 74th anniversary of the attack in a somber wreath-presentation ceremony on Monday at Pearl Harbor.

The survivors, who wore Hawaiian leis around their necks, watched as a bugler played “Taps” and onlookers placed their hands on their hearts.

The Japanese air and naval assault on Dec. 7, 1941, a date that U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt stated “will reside in infamy,” took 2,390 American lives. The United States declared war on Japan the next day.

Nearly half of those who perished at Pearl Harbor have been sailors aboard the battleship USS Arizona, which Japanese torpedo bombers sank early in the attack, sending 1,177 of its 1,400-member crew to their deaths.

U.S. Navy officials stated about two dozen veterans who have been on the island of Oahu the morning of the attack were nicely adequate to attend commemoration ceremonies on Monday. The number of aging survivors able to attend the ceremony has been dwindling steadily over the years.

Participants in the ceremony on Monday gathered at Kilo Pier, searching out more than the USS Arizona Memorial built over the remains of the ship.

Three of the survivors took a small boat from the pier to the USS Arizona Memorial where they participated in a wreath-presentation ceremony. Wreaths from all branches of the U.S. military and the states of Hawaii and Arizona have been propped up on wooden stands for the commemoration.

A whistle blast from the USS Preble in the water beyond the pier marked the beginning of a moment of silence at the ceremony, which was broken by a flyover of F-22 fighter jets.

Later, the crew of the USS Preble stood on the bow of the ship and saluted as the Navy ship passed by.

(Writing by Alex Dobuzinskis Editing by Peter Cooney)

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Clashes erupt in Athens on anniversary of student’s killing by police

ATHENS Black-clad protesters and riot police fought pitched battles in Athens on Sunday on the seventh anniversary of a teenager’s killing by police.

The shooting of 15-year-old Alexandros Grigoropoulos in 2008, a year just before Greece’s economic crisis began, had led to the country’s worst riots in decades. The annual march draws thousands of anti-establishment and anti-austerity protesters.

Sunday’s violence erupted at the end of a peaceful march via Athens. Demonstrators threw scores of petrol bombs, bricks and broken marble at police in riot gear who responded with tear gas and stun grenades.

Modest fires burned in the streets and garbage containers were set alight. Smoke billowed over the neighborhood of Exarchia, the website of the shooting, where hundreds a lot more converged on a square, uprooting benches and smashing pavements.

Some 6,000 police officers had been deployed in Athens and a helicopter clattered overhead for most of the day. At least 18 individuals have been detained, a police supply mentioned.

At a shrine at the spot where Grigoropoulos was shot dead, mourners left roses and notes. “Never ever neglect,” 1 note study. Nearby, hung in between two buildings, a banner proclaimed: “Our fury will not end. Cops, pigs, murderers.”

(Reporting by Renee Maltezou Writing by Karolina Tagaris Editing by Digby Lidstone)

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Clashes erupt in Athens on anniversary of student’s killing by police

ATHENS Black-clad protesters and riot police fought pitched battles in Athens on Sunday on the seventh anniversary of a teenager’s killing by police.

The shooting of 15-year-old Alexandros Grigoropoulos in 2008, a year before Greece’s economic crisis began, had led to the country’s worst riots in decades. The annual march draws thousands of anti-establishment and anti-austerity protesters.

Sunday’s violence erupted at the finish of a peaceful march through Athens. Demonstrators threw scores of petrol bombs, bricks and broken marble at police in riot gear who responded with tear gas and stun grenades.

Little fires burned in the streets and garbage containers had been set alight. Smoke billowed more than the neighborhood of Exarchia, the site of the shooting, exactly where hundreds much more converged on a square, uprooting benches and smashing pavements.

Some 6,000 police officers have been deployed in Athens and a helicopter clattered overhead for most of the day. At least 18 individuals were detained, a police supply stated.

At a shrine at the spot exactly where Grigoropoulos was shot dead, mourners left roses and notes. “In no way forget,” one particular note read. Nearby, hung among two buildings, a banner proclaimed: “Our fury will not end. Cops, pigs, murderers.”

(Reporting by Renee Maltezou Writing by Karolina Tagaris Editing by Digby Lidstone)

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